Monday, February 4, 2008

Seeking Individuals Interested in Serving On the Corridor Advisory Committees

Excerpted from TX Rep. Betty Brown’s 2/1/08 e-Newsletter

Recently, the Texas Transportation Commission approved rules establishing Corridor Advisory Committees and Corridor Segment Committees. These committees will assist the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) with planning and decision-making for important corridors such as the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC).

Corridor Advisory Committees will assist TxDOT in the transportation planning process for major corridors of the state. Initially, two advisory committees will be established. One will focus on the Interstate 35 corridor (including TTC-35) and the other will focus on the planned Interstate 69 corridor, including I-69/TTC. Each Corridor Advisory Committee will focus on a broad overview of the project and its overall development. They will seek to build consensus among affected communities, governmental entities, and other interested parties for transportation. If you are interested in participating in the Corridor Advisory Committees, please contact my office by February 7.

In addition, TxDOT will begin setting up Corridor Segment Committees, which will focus on individual segments of the TTC. These committees will provide input and advice to TxDOT regarding designation of a specific route or what component of the TTC is needed for the respective segment of the corridor.

Membership for the segment committees will specifically include one member appointed by the County Judge of each county in which the proposed segment is located. In addition, on member will be appointed by each Metropolitan Planning Organization within whose boundaries all or part of the proposed segment may be located.

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